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    Very nice texture on the bark. Kind of like stag.
    Hopefully you will be able to keep natural instead of grinding away.
    Just my opinion. Great score.

    At my first knife show we were next to a guy who specialized in fossil Ivory.
    We made friends and now we see him at every show.
    He figured out early on that my wife has a weak spot for ivory.
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    Mark, Yea, When I process this, I will work to get as much usable bark. Although I love the solid white or cream core pieces. Especially when its as solid as this stuff. Yet its the bark that makes some of the coolest handles in my opinion! Normally I do try to keep as much of the natural bark on the handles..

    So your Mrs likes Ivory, Possibly we can work out something..

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    Go for the round "tusks" I hear tell that the enamel on the big curved teeth can flat tear up some saw blades.
    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    i also have a good source for legally culled hippo ivory from South Africas wildlife management program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ******* View Post
    Go for the round "tusks" I hear tell that the enamel on the big curved teeth can flat tear up some saw blades.
    yeah that hippo ivory will actually spark bandsaw blades it's that hard.

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    Yep, Cutting the stuff can really destroy a otherwise perfectly good band saw blade!!

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